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“Zao Hua” brings leading Chinese contemporary artwork to Hobart

A collection of artwork from 15 of China’s leading contemporary artists is currently being displayed at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart (first opening on the 17th of February). These pieces are being exhibited as part of lively and traditional Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.

Curated by Professor Zhao Li and Chen Lin from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Art, the exhibition showcased masterpieces from some of China’s rising and talented young artists.

The Chinese word “zao hua”, which is the theme for the exhibition, denotes the natural world, comprising of naturally occurring phenomena, as well as related ideas.

Through the display of these artistic pieces, the exhibition aims to show viewers the changes in interpretation of “zao hua” as it occurs in Chinese art, as well as present an image of culture and thought in today’s Chinese society. 

Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey and CEO/Artistic Director of Salamanca Arts Centre, Rosemary Miller, congratulated the opening of the exhibition, both highly praising the sharing and exchange of culture between China and Tasmania.

Mrs. Zhao Li, Director of China Cultural Centre in Sydney, also expressed her wish for establishing deeper relationship with the local government and art institutions within Tasmania.

“As the only China Cultural Centre in Australia, we’d love to have more collaborations with the City of Hobart as well as other local art organisations, presenting modern Chinese culture to the Tasmanian public, and strengthening the cultural exchange between China and Tasmania”, commented by Mrs. Zhao. 

Zao Hua is on display at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, until the 24th of February, and will later be delivered to Sydney as the main exhibition during the Chinese Contemporary Art Festival which will be held by the China Cultural Centre in Sydney in April 2016.
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